Olivia Grace Vlaha

Magna Cum Laude

Business Management

Magna Cum Laude
Grace Vlaha


House of Queen Elizabeth I

“I know you’re a business major, but I really enjoyed your presence and your writing in PBI. Since I didn’t have you as a freshman, I’m so glad that you toughed it out with me in your upper years. Now that I follow you on Twitter, I know how funny you are. Keep in touch.”

— Rev. Dr. Dru Johnson

Dr. Dru Johnson


House of Queen Elizabeth I


  • President, House of Queen Elizabeth I (2018-2019)
  • Finance Associate, House of Queen Elizabeth I (2017-2018)
  • TKC Student Council (2018-2019)
  • Executive Council, American Enterprise Institute (Dec 2018 – Dec 2019)
  • Intern at Archegos Capital Management (Summer 2019, Fall 2019)
  • Faculty Assistant for Dr. Williams (Calculus, Finite Math for Business, and Quantitative Reasoning) (2018-2019)
  • Research Assistant for Dr. Reeve (Fall 2019)
  • The King’s College Presidential Scholarship
  • Founder’s Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • Leadership Scholarship
  • Member of the 2019 Capsim Challenge winning team
  • Dean’s list: Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Notes for Olivia

Hey Grace! Kylie and I have always admired your hard work and your wisdom. Best of luck at Archegos. Thank you for serving QE1 and this community.

Congratulations friend!! I’m so proud of you. It’s been so fun to see all you’ve accomplished over the last 4 yearsand see you grow into the leader that you are. But more importantly all academic and career achievements you are a kind, encouraging steadfast friend to many. Love you always!

Congratulations! I’m so thankful that we grabbed coffee that one time post-International Business because I feel like our paths would not have otherwise crossed. You’re a talented, thoughtful, and hardworking person that I’m proud to call a friend. Archegos is lucky to have you, and I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Grace! I could not have done King’s without you. I admire your work ethic, kindness, sense of humor, and love for the people around you. You do such excellent work and you always make it look easy. Thank you for making me laugh, taking me to Yale, encouraging me, also eating popcorn for meals, and pointing me back to Jesus. I’m so lucky to have you as a friend. Love you always!

Grace!! I loved getting to be with you in so many of my courses and knowing you better through the years. I’ve always been inspired by your work ethic and your friendliness to all.

Excited to see this next chapter for you!


It all started back in 2016. I entered the infamous 90 Washington. In a classic Grace Vlaha way, you came in a day early to organize your belongings and to make sure you were fully prepared. I, on the other hand, accidentally bought queen sized sheets for my twin bed. Even at 18, you were the most reliable, thoughtful and loyal person. (Those traits are ones I admire immensely.) I don’t understand how you do it all, but I’m always impressed by you, buddy. Glad I have you.

From one queen to another – Congrats! You made it! (I know you graduated in December… but it’s still worth celebrating now!)

Sweet Grace, I will always be thankful for our year living together! You are thoughtful, hardworking, dedicated, and kind. I admire your strength in sticking to what you believe in and I am super proud of all you have and will achieve! Keep in touch<3

Congratulations to my little! I am so proud of you and excited for you on your new adventure post-grad!

Grace!! Thank you for being a great friend these past four years. You are so insanely smart and driven and I look up to you so much. You handle every situation with grace (& witty humor!) and I admire your go-getter attitude. Thank you for helping me understand business documents and benefits information (;)) and for always baking the yummiest healthy desserts. I cannot wait for many more NYC adventures and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Love you so much, Grace 🙂


You are such a kind and driven woman. I am very appreciative of you and the hospitality you showed me. I am sure you will continue to do great things! Congratulations!

Congratulations on a job very well done, Grace! God bless you and keep you in all your future endeavors!

Grace! I will always remember our road trips, looking for jobs in Dami’s class, and all of our big group outings to parks! I can’t wait to see you when we’re all back to the city!


I am so thankful for your dedication and leadership in the House of QE1. Your quiet strength and incredible work ethic is demonstrative in all you do and I have so much respect for you. Wishing you all the best beyond King’s!

Just wanted to give a quick shoutout to that time we won free Chick-Fil-A for a year. That was pretty cool & so are you. 🙂

So grateful for our friendship, even if it took until our last semester to develop. Can’t wait to see all that you accomplish sweet friend!

I’ve loved getting to know you over the years and I’m thankful for our one month of living together on Henry Street. You are a kind, beautiful, and BOSS woman and I can’t wait to see where life takes you!

GRACE! Can’t express enough how truly THANKFUL I am that I get to call you friend. You work so hard, you always seek out friendship, and you ALWAYS make me laugh. I have loved our yoga dates and hang outs more than you know and I am looking forward to so much more of that! You always calm me down when I (often) get scared about being out in the real world- thanks for all that love and advice!

In a matter of weeks we are going to be citi-biking and picnicking in Central Park. Until then, please know how much I adore you. Love you and can’t wait to be “adult” friends now. 🙂

Grace, you’re so great! You’re wise and hilarious, and I’m so glad you and your Twitter were part of my college experience. (It never ceases to make me laugh.) I’m really excited to see how God is going to use you!


Your determination and drive are worthy of such admiration and I have no doubt you will succeed in all of your future endeavors.

MADAME PRESIDENT! I am so lucky to have been blessed by you as a friend, as your Little, and as my president! I’m so grateful for your consistent friendship, mutual love of coffee and Soho, and encouragement. I can’t wait for more SweetGreen trips for years to come. You give everything to anything you do, and I am so excited to see what you conquer next in this next season of life. Love you!

Precious Daughter,

You have accomplished so much during your college years. We are in awe of your growth, capabilities and resilience. We see in you a young woman of integrity and noble character who is beautiful, responsible, focused, determined, tenacious, funny, kind, super creative, of academic excellence, a skilled writer, and voracious reader.

You know where your strength comes from and you continue to choose God’s way. We are so very proud of the woman you’ve become. We know your future is bright; full of His abundant loving kindness, and faithfulness.

Ephesians 3:14-21
…We “pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

We love you endlessly,
Mom & Dad

Grace! Congrats! Thank you for leading the house with such care last year. Being a Queen has shaped my time at King’s in the best way and you have been a part of that. I know you are going to lead and serve so well in whatever comes next. Xo!

Grace, you truly embody your name. I love your kind and gentle spirit and I want to thank you for creating our WRECKonomics study group. I also want to thank you for giving me advice on being a Finance Associate. You led our House with dignity and I know that God will bless you in this next chapter of your life!!

I will miss your calming presence in my classes. I’m grateful for the work that you did on several research projects and am thankful for the perspective you brought to this work. I look forward to catching up with you in the fall!

Grace! You are such a thoughtful and kind presence in QE1. You made everyone feel welcome, including a baby freshman who once joined an impromptu trip to the Frick (pictured). You’re already crushing post-grad life, which is no surprise. Thanks for being a great example of what grace, discernment, and monarchy look like. Much love!

Grace! You are such an amazing and talented person! I will cherish the time I had to get to know you better during PBI. Keep being you and never stop! You’re gonna do great things and I cannot wait to hear about them!

Dear Vlaha! You are one of the best friends I have ever had. You’re loyal, kind, real, and push me to be the best version of myself. You’re extremely giving and there are few things you would not do for those who you love. You work incredibly hard to be excellent in everything you do and I have always admired you so much for that. But more so than your truly impressive academic and career achievements, I admire how principled and good of a human you are. You care deeply about being good and evaluating what being good means. You also strive to see the good in others and are quick to point out that most people are also trying to be good. I love you and am so thankful for our friendship. Let’s be friends forever, sounds good?

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